Reviewer:Midnight Sun Books
December 9, 2008 Subject:
Delightful book about fairies for the young & grown-ups too!
Fairies and Chimneys is a delightful book for the young and grown-ups too about fairies and frequently about fairies and chimneys. The poems are for the most part a page long or several stanzas. Short enough for preschoolers even.
The last third of the book is a section on Bird Lore and covers poems on: peacocks, cuckoo, rooks, the robin, the cock, The grouse and the Skylark. These poems also include fairy references. "The Robin is the fairies' page; They keep him neatly dressed For country service or for town In dapper livery of brow and little scarlet vest....And lately, when the fairy Court Invited me to tea, He stood behind the Royal Chair; And here, I solemnly declare, Whe he discovered I was there, That robin *winked* at me."
A fun little book to read outloud. A quote from flap of the dust cover from the Doubleday for Young Readers editio says it best "a book of whisy and make believe and a happy little philosophy all its own."